LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. today announced that Janie Miller will step down as the nonprofit health insurance company's Chief Executive Officer. She is resigning for personal reasons.
"I have enjoyed working with the Kentucky Office of Health Benefits Exchange, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), my Board of Directors, my staff, and with countless others," Miller said. "Since joining the health insurance CO-OP in 2012, the organization has grown from having no members to over 55,000 enrollees – far more than was estimated and far exceeding what others believed.
"Goals established when I was asked to accept this leadership position have not only been met. They have been exceeded, and it is time to pass the torch to the CO-OP's next leader."
Glenn Jennings, a former Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance, has agreed to fill the CEO position on an interim basis. A national search has been initiated to identify a permanent replacement.
Joseph E. Smith, president of the health insurance CO-OP's Board of Directors, said, "On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to thank Janie for her valuable service and contributions to Kentucky Health Cooperative and to its members. We wish Janie well in her future endeavors, and we are pleased to say that the company is well-positioned to continue to serve Kentucky's health insurance consumers."
Smith noted, too, that the health insurance CO-OP is fortunate to have someone of Glenn Jennings' capability, background, and health plan operations expertise. In addition to being well-known at the Kentucky Department of Insurance, Jennings is also recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and by the broader healthcare community.
Kentucky Health Cooperative, offering health insurance in all 120 Kentucky counties, is a nonprofit organization that will be governed by its members. It is dedicated to making health insurance available for all Kentuckians – individuals and families and small employer groups. It embraces an innovative, quality-focused clinical model that helps keep healthcare local, affordable and available. For more information, visit www.mykyhc.org.